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HoHo Holiday 5K

By on Nov 17, 2017 in Collingwood Events | 0 comments

This weekend, a very fun event is happening right before the Santa Claus Parade in Collingwood. The HoHo Holiday 5K is five-kilometer run through the streets of Collingwood, with some fun activities thrown in. Starting at the parking lot at 2nd and Pine Streets, meet with over 1000 of your neighbours dressed in Santa suits (which include pants, belt, jacket, hat and even a big, white beard!) to take part in the run. Registration starts at 8am and the race starts at 10am. After you pre-register online, you’ll come down and register downtown and get your free Santa suit to run in! You thought you had to bring your own, didn’t you? Not only that, you’ll get: a limited edition bracelet 365 sports string bag free photos fro downloading race bib finishers medal Any age can participate and kids four and under are free. Children do need a guardian with them if they under 13....

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade and Other Festivities

By on Nov 11, 2017 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

Whether you were elated or depressed by the sign of that white stuff falling from the sky this week in Collingwood, the first signs of winter are definitely here. And with winter inevitably comes Santa Claus, right down the streets of Collingwood, for the annual Collingwood Santa Claus Parade. The festivities get started on November 18th at 5pm for this night parade and you truly don’t want to miss the fun. There will be a tree lighting downtown on this day, where the city will be magically lit and stay that way for the rest of the year. Fireworks will complete the night. Who doesn’t love fireworks! This year’s Santa Claus theme is Christmas in Canada, which is very timely during the year of Canada’s 150th birthday. Not only will Santa be making his way down the streets during the parade, there will be much more to see and do. Many of the downtown merchants will...

Art Events in Collingwood

By on Nov 3, 2017 in Collingwood Events |

Collingwood is a town not only known for its fantastic skiing and recreation, but also a thriving art scene. During the month of November, there are a number of art events to keep anyone even vaguely interested in the arts busy while you wait for the snow to fall. Music for a Sunday This event has been happening since September, but if you haven’t heard of it yet, you’ll definitely want to check it out in November. It is a series of 10 concerts over five Sundays and four of them are happening this month. ZimZum, CCI Jazz Band, the Venuti String Quartet and Rowyn Campbell are all playing at the Simcoe Street Theatre this month. Ticket prices vary, but you can get through Blue Mountain Music or at the Simcoe Street Theatre box office. Points of View: John David Anderson and Mark Hope Head to The Blue Mountains Public Library to witness the points of view of John David...

Halloween in Collingwood

By on Oct 27, 2017 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

Halloween is just a few days away and Collingwood is a fun place to be for all trick and treaters. Here are some great events that are happening in the area for Halloween. Spirit of Collingwood While this isn’t a traditional Halloween event by any means, you have the choice to wear a costume. Tickets are $100 and get you a super fun day of tastings and local spirits at a number of local spots. You are get on the hop on/hop off bus for a tour, then have dinner at the Bear Estate. There will be a silent auction as well. Some of the stops include: Collingwood Brewery Creemore Springs Georgian Bay Spirits Georgian Hills Wines Thornbury Cider and Beer Duntroon Cyder House This event happens October 28th starting at 4pm. Northwinds Halloween Party On October 27th at 7pm, head down to the Northwinds Brewery for a night of fun, food and beer. There will be prizes for the best costume,...

The New Woodview Mountaintop Skating Trail

By on Oct 21, 2017 in Collingwood things to do |

Get ready to go skating on top of the mountain this winter! The Woodview Mountaintop Skating path will be a 1.1 km path located at the top of the ski hill in Blue Mountain. A very unique twist on traditional recreational skating, the path will meander through a tree-covered trail with gorgeous scenic views. Construction has already begun on the skating trail, which will be located at the top of the Orchard Express and Southern Comfort chairlifts. The trail will open in January 2018, not long after all of the ski hills and chairlifts open for skiing and snowboarding at Blue Mountain. Using the snowmaking equipment that Blue depends on during those winters when it just doesn’t snow enough to make skiing enjoyable, the skating trail will be flooded and then smoothed with a Zamboni machine. There will also be a skating hut located at the top of the mountain, where visitors can purchase...

Collingwood Winter Farmer’s Market

By on Oct 13, 2017 in Collingwood Events |

Many of us Collingwood residents were sad to see summer come and go and along with it, the summer farmer’s market, held downtown every weekend. But, the good news is that the Collingwood Winter Farmers Market is going to be in full swing starting this weekend! It won’t be at its regular spot downtown, but instead it will be located at the Trinity United Church at 140 Maple Street in Collingwood. Make your way over the Winter market every Saturday from 10am until 1pm every Saturday. The market will run until February 24th and from then until the Summer market reopens, you’ll have to settle for other ways of getting your local produce, baked goods, coffee, meat and so much more. The regular market reopens on May 6 at 10am and is a 100-mile market. For the winter market, you can expect to buy local winter vegetables and produce, along with other items sourced or crafted...

Picking Pumpkins in Collingwood

By on Oct 7, 2017 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

Thanksgiving weekend is a glorious time here in Collingwood. The trees are changing colour and losing their leaves and the scenery is just magnificent. Not to mention that harvest time is now here and it is the perfect time for reaping its benefits namely by means of picking pumpkins and apples! Fernwood Farms This farm and market is located at 7865 Hwy 26, just outside of Stayner between there and Wasaga Beach. You can’t miss the farm, as the barn has a big red roof on it. Not only can you pick pumpkins, they have so much fun for the entire family. You don’t want to miss the corn maze, which comes in at a cost of $5 per person. Afterwards, get some family photos in the pumpkin patch and then pick a few to take home. Prepare to come hungry, as the bakery features old-style donuts, soft pretzels, pies (which includes their famous pie in a bag) and so much more. They also...

2nd Annual Story Telling Festival

By on Sep 29, 2017 in Uncategorized |

The second annual storytelling festival is comprised of a number of events in a variety of genres where artists can tell a story. These events happen all through the month of October and are open to the general public. 6 Word Photo Essay Exhibition Participants entered into this photography exhibition in both adult and youth categories. You can view it from October 4th until November 1st at the BMFA Centre. On October 15th from 1 until 3 pm, there will be a reception and awards. Meet with Cecily Ross Acclaimed author Cecily Ross, writer of the novel The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie will be speaking with guests at the BMFA Centre on October 4th at 7pm. There is free admission for this event. Moderated Panel On October 20th starting at 6:30, you can check out the moderated panel discussion on topics of design and art. Jim Campbell will lead the discussion, which will happen at the...